A gilt bronze figure of Luohan Kasyapa


Liao Dynasty, 11/12th century, China

遼代, 11/12世紀, 中國

Height: 24 cm, 9.45 inches

高: 24釐米

The richly gilded figure well-cast with a bald head and distinctive facial features, modelled with almond-shaped eyes above high cheekbones and a large prominent nose above thick pursed lips, the forehead with an urna, all framed by a pair of long pendulous earlobes , seated in vajraparyankasana with his hands held together in his lap in dhyanamudra, dressed in a voluminous robe draping elegantly over his shoulders and falling in loose folds over his crossed legs, cast with a square-shaped aperture at the reverse of the head.

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